One of the city's finest modern bistros, L'Ardoise attracts gourmets eager to sample Pierre Jay's reliably delicious cooking. A wise choice might be six oysters with warm chipolatas and a pungent shallot dressing; equally attractive are a gamey hare pie with an escalope of foie gras nestling in its centre. A lightly chilled, raspberry-scented Chinon is a perfect complement. Unusually, it's open on Sundays.
28 rue du Mont-Thabor
|Opening hours:||noon-3pm, 6.30-11pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-11pm Sun. Closed mid-Jul to mid-Aug|
|Price:||Main courses €25. Prix fixe €36|